Hawaiian seashells


Aloha Hump Day,

This hump shot is of a Hawaiian “Pūpū”, a seashell. Often used in Hawaii as tools, jewelry and trading. Hawaiian seashells are considered rare to collectors.
The beachcomber may get a gem or two but those willing to put on a mask and fins, take a deep breath and dive find the best ones.
It takes many repeated dives to get good at it, to become “Akamai”, the Hawaiian translation for knowledgeable of the ocean and her ways.
I must say that my shelling days were some of my finest in Hawaii. I could stay out for hours, diving deeper and deeper staying down longer and longer, seeing more and more each dive.
Time for a dive.




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